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Make dirty water clean using your time and talents


Make a difference by walking in solidarity, or by sponsoring a walker with a pledge.

The average person in Africa walks nearly 4 miles every day to gather unsafe water. That water is commonly transported in 20-liter yellow jerry cans. The jerry can has become our symbol for those people living without access to safe, clean water.

Our supporters raise awareness as well as resources by leveraging their skills and talents. Make a difference by supporting their efforts.

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Walk for Water events started when one 7-year-old girl said, “This isn’t right,” and organized a walk in her own neighborhood.

Your impact matters. By organizing your own fundraiser, you’re providing others with a real opportunity to reach disadvantaged communities and help provide the resources needed for a healthy life.

Start your own initiative.

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Put your passion, talents and ideas to work in a fun and rewarding way to help end this crisis. From Walk for Water events or a 5k, to babysitting and bake sales, to a donate jar in your office – there are many creative ways to make an impact.

Whatever your idea, know that you’re joining many others with the same goal in mind. Turn your passion into action -- and bring your friends.

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You can also make an impact simply by re-sharing 20 Liters’ Facebook posts with your friends.

With one click, our updates will reach so many more people, giving them the chance to join the efforts to make clean water possible. Email, social media, word of mouth: we can all make a difference.

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Volunteers are integral to the work of 20 Liters. When you give your time and talent, you’re joining hundreds of volunteers in the United States and Rwanda to facilitate access to clean, safe water for those who lack it.

Check out the opportunities below or contact us any time | 616.406.3928

Volunteer Opportunities

Join the volunteer team

Volunteers in Rwanda and the US make so much of our work possible. We have… Read More

Leadership Committee

We are strong and successful because of the volunteer leadership that makes up 20 Liters…. Read More

Filter Builder

When the weather turns cool, we start building filters to send to Rwanda. Click below… Read More

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We Need Your Help in 2017

We can’t make dirty water clean without your help. With 2017 fast approaching, we need your help to continue our work in regions where – through the support of advocates… Read More

Program Update: Feb 2016

Operations Headquarters in Juru 2016 is the year of clean water in Juru. We spent the last 10 weeks preparing the community and finalizing our plan. The local leadership council… Read More

Program Update: Jan 2016

Sifting sand, 8 days straight. It’s not an easy job, but it goes better when you sing. Our volunteers know that clean water means hard work, so they put in… Read More

More Than Just Health – Epiphanie’s Story

Mukasonga Epiphanie is a 52-year-old widow living with her five children and four grandchildren in Rwanda. Because she doesn’t own any land, Epiphanie and some of her children work as… Read More

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You Can Make a Difference.

We’re making dirty water clean.  But we can’t do it alone.

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